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CREATE School and District Partnerships

CREATE supports hundreds of schools across the region through our standing programs and through ongoing systemic partnerships with the region’s major school districts, including:

  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Sweetwater Union High School District
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District
  • Vista Unified School District
  • Oceanside Unified School District
  • Other school districts serving large proportions of low income youth
  • Educators across San Diego County and Imperial County. 

With partners across campus and in the community, CREATE seeks to improve educational opportunity regionally. 

The Early Academic Outreach Program and TRIO programs have additional partnerships with schools across San Diego and Imperial Counties, focused on supplemental supports helping first-generation low income students toward college. CREATE’s professional development programs work with regional networks of teachers in San Diego. CREATE has also expanded partnership work to include schools, educators, and district partners across the San Diego region. See our Annual Reports for examples.

CREATE also shepherds longstanding formal UC San Diego partnerships with several schools in the San Diego region.

The Preuss School UC San Diego, on the UC San Diego campus, supports low-income students who are the first members of their families to go to college. At Preuss, all students take AP courses and a college preparatory curriculum. Preuss regularly receives both state and national awards for its performance.

Gompers Preparatory Academy in Southeast San Diego offers neighborhood students a detracked, college-preparatory curriculum for all students, in partnership with UC San Diego and the community.

Students accepted to UC San Diego from these and many other schools serving low-income youth now receive scholarships from the Chancellors’ Associates Scholars Program (CASP). The CASP scholarships also include first-generation, low-income college-goers from other UC San Diego-connected pre-college programs (e3 Civic High, Hoover High School, Reality Changers who participate in UC San Diego Academic Connections), registered members of federally recognized tribes, plus transfer students from San Diego City College, Southwestern College and Imperial Valley College. For more information, see the school and community partners section on the CASP website.